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Jan 19 2013

The Greatest Soap Opera on Earth

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Is it me, or is starting to seem that the amount of deception, lies, and quite frankly ridiculous stories coming out in sports is getting worse and worse (or better, depending on how you look at it)? You certainly have to give points for creativity. This past week, Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman runner-up, has been accused of fabricating a girlfriend, creating an elaborate storyline in which she was involved in a car accident and later died of leukemia only days after his Grandmother passed away. Whether Te’o was actually a victim of a hoax or indeed knew what was going on is yet to be determined, but as of now he has denied ‘faking it’ during an interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, which you can read more about here :

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8859077/manti-teo-notre-dame-fighting-irish-denies-being-part-hoax-late-girlfriend

Then, this past Thursday, part 1 of the 2 part interview with Lance Armstrong was aired on Oprah’s network, in which he admitted to using banned substances during all 7 of his Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005. This admission means that Armstrong will go down as the most coveted drug cheat in the history of cycling, and potentially all of sport. What’s more is that if that some of Armstrong answers implicated high ranking officials in world cycling, there is a possibility that road cycling will be taken out of the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016.

It seems that every year that the scandals and cheats are getting more and more extreme and elaborate, and my fear is that Sport is becoming the greatest soap opera on earth, which I suppose is both a good and bad thing, as we surely can’t take our eyes away from it and will ALWAYS have something to talk about. I just wish the drama would be kept on the field of play. I dread to think what news will come out later this year-can you imagine if say….Michael Jordan gambled on games? It sounds ridiculous and I would never wish for a million years that one of sports greatest athletes would be caught up in that, but hey, people once called Lance Armstrong that, and look where he is now.

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